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Apex Systems Lead Systems Administrator - AWS (1143187) in CHICAGO, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Client: Big 4 Consulting Company (Internal work)Duration: year+ contractLocation: remoteRole: Lead Systems Admin (AWS)*If you are interested please send your resume to Ryan at*Leads technical support in the areas of infrastructure hosted in the on-premise datacenter and in the AWS Cloud. Administers, configures, monitors and tests application servers for business and network operations. Provides suggestions and recommendations for new technology solutions. Implements end user and application security and monitors storage capacities and performance for applications servers; Automates reoccurring tasks using PowerShell scripting and Puppet modules. Implements and monitors application server, upgrades, and patches. Monitors the software and hardware inventory and ensures that copyright and licensing requirements are met. Collaborates with Senior Leadership and multiple departments delivering on major national Firm Information Technologies initiatives. May serve internal or external clients.Leads daily system monitoring, verifying integrity and availability of hardware, network and server installations, configuration, systems and key processes, performance, testing, and verifies completion of scheduled jobs such as backups, restores, patches and automating reoccurring tasks. Administers AWS Cloud services such as EC2, S3, ALB/NLB, CloudWatch, IAM policies etc. Serves as a subject matter expert on major IT environment upgrades, enhancements, new functionality, capacities, performance, cost effectiveness, and business integrations.Participates in the on-call rotation providing 24x7 support.Provides input and recommendations on new potential technology solutions based on research and analysis.Designs and implements infrastructure solutions to meet business and technical objectives on-prem, and in the AWS Cloud.Analyzes and resolves technology and end user incidents during standard business hours or on-call rotations; Monitors issue resolutions and collaborates with the application team and engineers when necessary to resolve and apply fixes.Maintains standard application and operations procedure documentationEnsures compliance with Software Testing Life-Cycle standard operating procedures and policies.Maintains accurate software and hardware inventory and manages the copyright and licensing requirements.Assists with special projects and initiatives such as the ITS CTO annual project; Plans and executes on major milestones.Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Years of Experience: 5+Qualifications:May require a security clearanceKnowledge of AWS Cloud computing services and delivery models (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)Knowledge of network technologies and conceptsKnowledge of Automation configuration using PowerShell and Puppet.Knowledge of Virtual Server environmentsUnderstanding of the Federal Government compliance requirements a plus.Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to and collaborate with business leadersEducation: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications. An advanced degree is also preferred.EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union members hip, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.